I am often surprised how differently I am parenting my second baby, who is now 6 months. I wear her a lot less, because I am more tired, but also because I own a high chair this time around and it is a great place for her to observe me at work in the kitchen (and save my back). Because I cannot always respond as quickly, she cries more (for a few minutes sometimes), but also has so many more self-soothing abilities. She can entertain herself happily in her crib and fall asleep on her own (unheard of for my oldest). While it may sound like I am moving away from AP parenting, I think it is more that I have to accept compromises. Sometimes this makes me feel guilty. But I am wondering if she is all around an easier, better sleeper because of it?
Have others noticed changes in their parenting?